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Jeff Van Drew: Democrat defects to the GOP after opposing impeachment---

U.S. Representative Jeff Van Drew of New Jersey is leaving the Democratic Party to become a Republican, President Donald Trump announced Thursday, confirming during a White House meeting with his new GOP ally a party switch that had been expected since last weekend. 

Trump introduced Van Drew in an Oval Office meeting that also included Vice President Mike Pence and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.

Akeredolu presents N177bn budget for 2020---

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on Thursday displayed a financial proposition of N177 billion for 2020 to the State's House of Assembly. 

The 2020 spending plan tagged "Spending plan of Growth." was displayed by Akeredolu to the Assembly through the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget,

 Emmanuel Igbasan, said it mirrored the present organization's responsibility to work diligently to convey on its constituent vows to the individuals of the state.

He noticed that the proposed spending plan was decreased by 138billion, contrasted and 2019 which was N190billion. 

"An all-out whole of N82 billion has been planned for repetitive consumption and entirety of N74billion for capital use.

 "Over N10billion was additionally decided in favor of obligation administrations and N11billion for statutory exchange, " he said.

 The senator said that his organization had found a way to draw in financial specialists to the state and to feature zones where the state has relative preferences for conceivable mediation.

As indicated by him, the 2020 spending plan was the third significant proposition to be set up by his organization, including that it would lay accentuation on combination and expanding on the accomplishments accomplished in 2019. 

The senator said that the 2020 spending plan would concentrate for the most part on human capital improvement, quality social insurance conveyance, most particularly to the individuals at the grassroots, and agribusiness. 

He commended the legislators for their help and the shared comprehension between the lawmaking body and the official over the most recent three years of his organization. 

The Speaker, Bamidele Oleyelogun, praised the endeavors of the representative in resuscitating and advancing a fresh out of the box new state for all residents. 

Oleyelogun spoke to the senator to help the Assembly in either constructing another get together perplexing or revamping the current load the greatest number of individuals couldn't sit in their workplaces because of the run-down state of the complex. 


Minister of Power Inaugurates Special Task Force

The Minister of Power, Alhaji Saleh Mamman, Thursday introduced a Special Task Force Committee on Electric Power Sector to address the nation's capacity challenges. 

The initiation of the group occurred in Abuja. 

Talking during the occasion, Mamman said the board of trustees would fill in as warning individuals on arrangements and imaginative innovations in the power segment. 

The pastor noticed that the taskforce was a piece of the government's arrangement to quicken the pace of progressing changes and improve control yield just as accessibility in the short/long haul in the segment. 

"It is in accordance with this that I have structured the idea of setting up this council in order to accomplish transient assistance conveyance gains while keeping up approach consistency of the central government.

"In this manner, the Ministerial Taskforce on Power, inside its residency of two years is to help with creating, arranging and driving forward, the change plan for the Nigerian Power Sector," the priest said. 

In his comments, the recently chosen Chairman of the council, Prof. Abubakar Sani Sambo, said the Nigeria control part was moving a correct way in the power supply industry. 

As indicated by him, "The team is going to set aside some effort to think about the part altogether and take a gander at the particular perspectives that have not changed throughout the years. 

"However, those angles are the ones counteracting power supply in customary way that all Nigerians require and we would take care of things that have not been changed throughout the years," he said. 

Correspondingly, the Vice Chairman of the Taskforce Committee, Olabamiji Ogunleye, said the advisory group would guarantee that the power segment was steady for Nigerians. 

He said accomplishing stable power supply would advance quick industrialization and practical monetary improvement. 

Individuals from the board of trustees are Sunusi Muktar Bichi, Sam Uche Okoro, Goodluck Enimakpokpo, Chidi Adabanya, Musa Usman Yola, and Abubakar Atiku Tambuwal. 

Some others are Shehu Inuwa, Tunji Ariyomo, Prof. S.S. Adamu, Faruk Yusuf, Ivy Joyce Adi-Elekwa, Abba Aliyu, Isa Ado Maidoya, Mahmud Tukur.

Newspaper Review Reviewed by FOW 24 News on December 20, 2019 Rating: 5 Jeff Van Drew: Democrat defects to the GOP after opposing impeachment---

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